BIG 18

Poster Guidelines



Abstract submission is now closed

Last Date to Submit Posters for printing: March 7, 2018


  • Maximum poster size is 4ft x 4ft

  • When you pick up your posters, show your student ID to get the 15% discount

  • Poster Pickups Location: Suite 103-5728 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC

    • The store is located in the village, so you can pick up your posters on the day of BIG

  • As there is a large volume of posters the company needs to print out for our event, submit your posters as early as possible to ensure they're ready in time for BIG18

  • Please see “Additional printing information” below for more details


BIOF, IOP, and SFU IOGS students:

  • Printing costs for posters printed at copiesmart will be paid by your program

  • Submit your poster files directly to info[at] in pdf format.

    • indicate your name, program, and that you're printing for BIG Research Day

  • Printing costs must not exceed $120.00 before tax

GSAT students, undergraduate students, and all other trainees:

  • GSAT, undergrads, and all other trainees will need to get reimbursed by their supervisor

  • Submit your poster at this link, in pdf format. You will receive a prompt to enter the promo code at check-out

  • Please contact abstract.big[at] if you have not received your promo code for the same

  • Additionally, please see 'General Poster Instructions' above for instructions on how to avail the general 15% student discount


  • The file size needs to be the exact size you want printed

  • The dpi of the file needs to be set between 200 dpi to 300 dpi

  • For powerpoint users: the final files need to be a grouped file (you will need to reinsert all excel related tables and components as picture into your files)

  • For photoshop/illustrator users: flatten all layers into a single layer file before you save as a pdf

    • The file needs to be set up in CMYK colour palette

  • Materials available and their cost per square footage with 15% discount (max size is 4ft x 4ft):

    • 46 lb poster paper: $4.67

    • 46 lb photo matte poster paper: $5.52

    • Vinyl: $7.22

    • Fabric: $7.22